JoAnn Sienkiewicz A.T.,C.
Position: Director of the Sports Medicine ProgramCertified Athletic Trainer Background: I graduated from Catawba College with a degree in Sports Medicine and from Rowan University with a concentration in Health and Physical Education k-12. Teaching Philosophy:
I accept the responsibility, as an educator, to meet the needs and challenges of every student. I understand that every child learns at a different pace; therefore, my teaching style is flexible and creative. Recognizing that I take part in every child's success, I will help my students set realistic and challenging goals. An interdisciplinary approach to education will allow students to engage in activities that involve critical and creative thinking, group interaction, problem solving skills, and decision-making skills. Through cooperative education students will increase their positive self-image and attitude toward others and school I view myself as a team player who wants to work with the classroom teachers and administration to educate the "whole" student. I am looking forward to using motivational and creative techniques to provide every student with a positive educational experience.
I am entering my 18th year at BCIT and the Sports Medicine Program began in 05-06. I have been very involved in the school community since I came here in 1999. I was the Class Advisor for the Class of 2006, created the REBEL program, a member of the Core Team, elected as Who's Who Among American Teachers the past four years and 2010 Teacher of the Year. Inducted into Delran High School Hall of Fame 2016. Inducted into Catawba College Hall of Fame 2017.I am a Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified American Red Cross Instructor, a member of the American College of Sports Medicine; National Athletic Trainers Association; Vice-President of the Burlington County Trainers Association, HOSA Advisor, Career Major Head Teacher and Class of 2006 and 2016 Advisor.Requirements for Sports Medicine Career Major:1.Purchase Sports Medicine Essentials Textbook2. Purchase a 3-Ring Binder, Highlighters and Colored Pencils3. Medical Reading books as they are assigned. The Second Marking Period Book for 2016-17 is Strong at the Broken Places By Richard M. Cohen.Also I would like to praise some of my students:Annemarie (2010) Has competed in HOSA competition all four years and has placed FIRST in NJ four years in a row in SPORTS MEDICINE! Three out of her four years she has finished in the top ten in National Competition. Also receiving the Sports Medicine Award at graduation as well as Class Valedictorian. She continued onto King's College majoring in Athletic Training and received ROOKIE OF THE YEAR for the Athletic Training Program!!! Annemarie is also now a CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER! 2014. She just graduated with her Masters Degree from Indiana University!Christina (2009) received the Sports Medicine Award at Graduation . She has competed in USA Skills the past two years and placed FIRST in NJ in Job Action Skill!!!Liz (2013) NJ STATE HOSA CHAMPION IN SPORTS MEDICINE for 2011. She will compete at the National Competition in June, where she placed eighth in the country!Sheryl (2012) Competed this year in Skills USA placed second in NJ for First Aid/CPR and went to Nationals and took SILVER!!!Peter (2011) Class Valedictorian!!!Sara (2011) Sports Medicine Award at Graduation!!!Jessica (2012) Sports Medicine Award at Graduation and Burlington County Times Teen Excellence Award Winner!CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER graduated from Rowan UniversityLiz (2013) NJ STATE HOSA Champion for the second straight year! She competed in the HOSA National Sports Medicine Competiton in Orlando, Flordia against 85 students in the country and won GOLD. Liz placed first, received a plaque and $1,000.00 scholarship from the National Athletic Trainer's Association.Kimberly Guest (2014) Sports Medicine Award at Graduation and NJ STATE HOSA Champion in Sports Medicine.Brittany Evan (2015) Sports Medicine Award at Graduation and is now at East Strousburg University majoring in Athletic Training.Jayla (2016) Sports Medicine Award at Graduation and attending Eastern Kentucky University majoring in Athletic TrainingParents please contact me with any questions or concerns.